Seven stages of death grief

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495284_tn?1333897642 HOPE- During this, the last of the seven stages in this grief model, you learn to accept and deal with the reality of your situation. Acceptance does not necessarily mean instant happiness. Given the pain and turmoil you have experienced, you can never return to the carefree, untroubled YOU that existed before this tragedy. But you will find a way forward.
1322157_tn?1279660281 It is like a death - the death of your 'normal' life. And then you go through all the stages or mourning: Denial - this can't be my life, there has to be a cure Anger - Why me??!! (or you have anger towards the doctor, the person driving the car who hit you, etc...) Bargaining - I will do ANYTHING to make it better and the pain go away! Depression - Because you realize this is now your life and there is nothing to fix it.
Avatar_f_tn let all that pain and grief flood out of your body.. 1234betterlife has a journal on the 5 stages of grief.....check it out..maybe it will help! I'm always around if you need/want to talk.....I've MISSED you around here....
Avatar_n_tn Sometimes when we'd ask him to squeeze my hand he would, but most of the time he did not. What I know of cirrhosis, is that it is a slow and painful death. My mother died years ago of cancer -- cirrhosis is not so very much different, is it.
547368_tn?1440545385 This is the most painful state, because the essential drive of every person is the drive for fullness and completion. The different stages of mourning allow us to come to grips with the loss. Eventually we realize that the empty hole is not nearly as deep or as vast as we initially felt. Time does heal. But not because we are busy and the memories fade. With time comes objectivity. We realize that the person we are now is the result of the loved one we lost.
Avatar_n_tn I had to watch one of our beloved Dobes die a long, slow, painful "natural" death when my husband couldn't bear the thought of euthanasia. That poor dogs final 2 weeks will be forever etched in my mind with shame that I didn't intervene over my husbands wishes. He literally drowned slowly and painfully in his own fluids in front of our eyes. I still cry to this day, remembering his suffering and pain. You made the absolute right decision.
Avatar_f_tn Also a small cup of grated carrot taken every morning is said to be offensive to all kinds of parasites. There are a million ways to get rid of the adult worms inside you, but avoiding reinfection is the hard part.
Avatar_n_tn She is so exhausted that she can't fight no more against medical community in order to admit the origin of her symptoms and to push them to try to find a beginnning of solution. Is there any progress in the comprehension of the cause of these symptoms ? Are there some new treatments that appeared recently to counteract exhaustion and pains ? Do people group themselves in associations to better fight against this disaster ?
Avatar_n_tn In summary, be extremely cautious with antidepressants. I cant tell you how much grief all of them have cost me. I wonder if all these years of psychiatry have been a waste. DO NOT just TRUST your doctor, do your own research and possibly get second opinions. If i had done this is to begin with it would have saved me a lot of problems.
172023_tn?1334675884 The trips we took in the camper. The agony of the death of our beloved dog, that we faced together. The grave he silently dug there in the soil...I remember--this was the only time I ever saw him cry, silently digging that grave in the hard packed earth. (oh dear, this is not the direction I wanted to go). We just talked about the old times. Mr. Peek looked wistful. When we got home, I started crying alone in the guest room, as usual.
1343844_tn?1276297666 Often just allowing your family to talk about their health concerns or their lost loved one is very helpful. Don't shy away from discussions of fear, grief and death. If they reach out to you, let them talk. Are you familiar with the Kübler-Ross grief cycle? Dr. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross identified and outlined the stages of death and dying that has since been applies to other major life changing events.
1160836_tn?1332333769 I am now on my 3 and last round of Clomid I am on 150mg 3-7 days and I hope that this time I O because on my last round they told me I O early on cd 15 I have never O in 11 years so that was a good thing. But doc said that the numbers where not where he wanted them to be at so that is why he up my clomid this time. As for side effects on 50mg I had mood swings and hot flashes and the wonderful headaches... On 100mg I thank god I did not have any but did have crazy dreams with them.
1388955_tn?1279791844 This is the most painful state, because the essential drive of every person is the drive for fullness and completion. The different stages of mourning allow us to come to grips with the loss. Eventually we realize that the empty hole is not nearly as deep or as vast as we initially felt. Time does heal. But not because we are busy and the memories fade. With time comes objectivity. We realize that the person we are now is the result of the loved one we lost.
Avatar_m_tn In some ways I have found that the more drafts I do, the more I have had to say. Excess is one of the qualities of my life, it seems to me, as I muse over seven decades of living, if I may begin the confessional aspect of this work in a minor key. And so it is that I have Galbraith watching over my shoulder and his mentor, Henry Luce, as well. Galbraith spent his last years in a nursing home before he passed away in 2006 at the age of 98.
Avatar_f_tn There are many stages that could and likely will hit you like denial, anger, bargaining and acceptance, among others. Like with MS the stages of grief vary from person to person and with your anxiety those feelings will be amplified. Try to take step back and look at things through a different lens. You are now armed with a diagnosis, preparing to start a DMD and it sounds like you have a good neurologist who is taking your illness seriously. This is an excellent start.
544292_tn?1268886268 Welcome Tram Warriors! Part 60. Wow. Over the years of recovery and reading about others, seeing others recover the main thing I have learned is that everyone's life is better without being a slave to Tramadol. You might be stuck and scared right now, but you can make the decision to get yourself off the hamster wheel of Tramadol dependency and even addiction. You don't have to live that way. There's lots of people here to help.
1405176_tn?1281137777 So anyway, we are trying to absolve ourselves of guilt (we did take care of him), and trying to remember how every synapse in his body went on 100% alert when we threw something in the woods, how he stationed himself in the window to guard the house every night, how happy he was to play with the boys, laying his head on my wife's lap in the mornings while she had coffee. I'm sure you all are just ticking off the stages of grief as you observe, thanks.
Avatar_m_tn or what ever your drug of choice may of been.................. Is it really to tough to fight for five days of heavy flu symtoms........sweats, leg cramps, diarrhea are these to much for us to handle to get clean ?
519226_tn?1378994921 No one wants to be around her because she is so nasty. She always has to put people down, and it seems she is extremely jealous of me. Recently, she said in an extremely bitter tone, that she can't stand looking at me and my 2 siblings because we look like our grandmother and father. (What do we need to get plastic surgery?) She said she doesn't trust anyone, especially her own children. She's called me a liar and crazy. She is toxic and poisonous. She hates her kids.
Avatar_m_tn YEAH! That's the spirit!! I was a mess, and after a journey through 20 clueless docs (everyone here has heard this story before, sorry), Doc #20 ran a Lyme test because everything else had been tried, and it came out *positive* .... which (I know now) was a minor miracle because I had been sick long enough that my antibody levels could have easily declined to become undetectable by then.
1323357_tn?1274826939 Stress or fear produce a change in your brain chemistry ? an increase of adrenaline and decrease of dopamine - and this feeling of depersonalistion and derealisation is a result. You are not going insane and this will rebalance itself. What makes it persist is that usually a person does not know what it is and so worries/creates more stress this creates a self-perpetuating cycle.
2095142_tn?1333236800 She will probably know that she is slowly dying - and therefore, sadly, she will be suffering. There is no chance of recovery (kidney disease cannot be cured, though in the early stages, it can be controlled and slowed down), so the longer you leave things the worse she will get. The smell you talk about is probably her breath - and the smell is from the toxins building up inside her body. I hope you can muster enough strength to take her to the vet, as you have suggested, tomorrow morning.
544292_tn?1268886268 We're delighted to hear from you! Lots of good nourishing words here Friends!
82861_tn?1333457511 These birds are smart (sometimes too much for their own good!) so I figured I'd give him the benefit of the doubt where death was concerned. Glad to know I unwittingly did the right thing.